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Movies: Best Movies in Slovenian(Slovenščina)

Slovene ( or) or Slovenian (slovenščina) is a Western member of South Slavic languages, which belong to the Balto-Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. Most of its 2.5 million speakers are the inhabitants of Slovenia, majority of them ethnic Slovenes. As Slovenia is part of the European Union, Slovene is also one of its 24 official and working languages. Its syntax is highly fusional and characterized by dual grammatical number. Two accentual norms (one characterized by pitch accent) are used. Its flexible word order is often adjusted for emphasis or stylistic reasons, although basically it is a SVO language. It has a T–V distinction: the use of the V-form demonstrates a respectful attitude towards superiors and the elderly, while it can be sidestepped through the passive form. ()

Slovenian is spoken in United States of America (USA), Germany, Canada, Slovenia, South Africa, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Hungary and Argentina and 600 movies (between 1905 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Slovenia (449). Popular genres for Slovenian movies are Drama (344), Documentary (127) and Comedy (95). Slovenian Girl (2009), The Right Man for Capitalism (2013), Estrellita (2007), Tales of Fruits and Monsters (2024) and Let Him Be a Basketball Player (2017) are among the best known & most successful Slovenian movies.


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Slovenian Girl(2009)

1h 30min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 28 votes)

Aleksandra is a student from Krško, a small town in Slovenia. She has a plan to conquer the world. Working as a prostitute, her life is heading to where she wants it, but an accidental death has her wrestling with new feelings of fear, loneliness, confusion and responsibility.

A Tree Grows in My Dreams Every Night(2024)

56min | Documentary

An evocative journey to a small Slovenian village turns into an enchanting immersion into the collective memory and the backbone of a certain place through stories from the present and the past that converge, intermingle, coexist outside of time, in the plane of the unseen, in the sphere of sentiments. With photographs, taken by photographer Stojan Kerbler decades ago, of the village and its residents serving as a guide, the film crafts the portrait of a place through narrations, images, poetry and pure cinematic beauty. It may not be easy to describe how "a tree grows in dreams" in just a handful of words, but you can be sure that seeing it is nothing less than an experience beyond a mere viewing, something you experience like a dream or a caress, like a song that glides from your ears straight to your heart.

Glazier Blues(2001)

14min | Drama

Plunging into a netherworld of machines and humans, Steklarski Blues (2001), also known as Glazier Blues, transforms the noisy, steam-filled work of a glass factory in the town of Hrastnik in Slovenia into something resembling a steampunk-inflected, sci-fi dystopia that belongs to no particular moment in time.

Predictions of Fire(1996)

1h 30min | Music, Documentary
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

A visceral documentary focusing on the Slovenian collective art movement known as NSK ('Neue Slowenische Kunst') and its varied branches: 'Laibach', 'Irwin', and 'Red Pilot'.

Directed by Michael Benson - With Laibach

Eva(1983)

1h 27min | Drama

Eva is a widow bored with life, with her job as an architect, with her younger lover, and with her two teenage offspring. She is eventually assigned the job of redesigning the cells of a new prison, but even when her enthusiasm returns a little with the assignment, she is discouraged by the pseudo-intellectual stance of the prison warden and a non-communicative visit to her father. In an act of desperation, she steals some money and a gun - and fully intends to use them both.

Directed by Franci Slak

Class Enemy(2013)

1h 52min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 36 votes)

Relations between the students and the new teacher of German are extremely tense. When one female student commits suicide, her schoolmates blame the teacher for her death. An awareness that things are not quite so black and white comes too late.

Directed by Rok Biček - With Igor Samobor

Porno Movie(2000)

1h 20min | Drama, Comedy
2.4/5 (with 10 votes)

Charlie, the protagonist of the Slovenian film “Porno Film”, is so dedicated to his porn viewing that his two friends John and Frank jokes that he must have a PhD in pornography by now. Using Charlie’s extensive knowledge of all things porn, the trio sets out to make the “first real Slovenia porn film”, in Slovenian language and everything — except the women in the film are emigrated Russian hookers, and their Slovenian isn’t very good.

My Dad, the Socialist Kulak(1987)

1h 40min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Year 1945. The second World War is over and the soldiers from the disbanded army are returning home. Yet there is still no sign of Joze Malek.

Idyll(2015)

R
| 1h 23min | Thriller, Action, Horror
2.9/5 (with 8 votes)

After a night of carousing, the amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in the nature, accompanied by the ambitious Mia, apathetic Dragica and snobby photographer Blitcz. On the idyllic location, a supposedly ordinary fashion shoot soon turns into a fierce fight for survival.

Directed by Tomaz Gorkic - With Nina Ivanišin, Lotos Vincenc Šparovec

Dancing in the Rain(1961)

1h 40min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

Peter is the dark brooding type. Leading a vacuous, shapeless life, he longs for the ideal woman, while at the same time, half heartedly continuing with his habitual girlfriend, Marusa , who is considerably older, a fact that Peter is quick to point out. As an aging actress, struggling for parts in her local theatre, she oozes insecurity and breathes uncertainty. Together, they spend their time in the local restaurant, smoking, drinking and trading verbal blows. "I bet you'll just end up a drunk," she tells Peter each time. Peter just grins and tells her how old she looks. Compounded by a thankless director who soon shows her the door, Marusa finds her identity being squeezed harder and harder against the wall. To escape, Peter and Marusa dream...

Dismissal from Mass in Ljutomer(1905)

2.2/5 (with 7 votes)

1905 short film showing people walking down a Ljutomer street after mass.

A Trip(2011)

1h 25min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?

Directed by Nejc Gazvoda - With Nina Rakovec
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At Hostar(2016)

1h 27min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

Due to poor business performance, a small hotel is being sold to an international buyer. Employees do not want to lose their jobs, so they take things into their own hands and try to sabotage the sale of the hotel.

Directed by Luka Marčetič

Vesna(1953)

1h 31min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Samo, Sandi in Krištof se pripravljajo na maturo. Domislijo se, da bi se lahko dokopali do matematičnih maturitetnih nalog s pomočjo domnevne profesorjeve hčerke z vzdevkom Hiperbola. Ker ne vedo njenega pravega imena, jo poimenujejo Vesna (pomlad). Na zmenku se nepričakovano prikaže prava profesorjeva hčerka, privlačna Janja. Samo in Vesna se zaljubita in zgodba se začne naglo odvijati. Samo povabi Vesno (Janjo) na vožnjo z jadralnim letalom. Morata zasilno pristati.Sandi, vesel, da so končno dobili naloge, se zanje stepe s Samom. Samo se poškoduje in zaradi tega ne more na zmenek z Vesno. Nanj gre Sandi, ki na zmenku poskuša pridobiti Vesno zase. Zareče se mu in uide mu resnica, da so za Vesno žrebali. Zaradi tega se hoče Vesna ubiti. Skoči s padalom v upanju, da se ne bo odprlo. Vse se lepo izide, padalo se odpre.

Echoes of Time(2014)

1h 32min | Drama, Fantasy

Taking inspiration from the history of conflict throughout Eastern Europe, Echoes Of Time examines the concept of the illusion of freedom.

Generation of 71(2011)

1h 28min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In the start of the breakup of Yugoslavia, in spring 1991, there is a group of young conscripted soldiers in a remote military outpost. Their army and country are falling apart and the war is starting nearby. Friends are facing a decision of their lives: should they stay or run?

My Name Is Janez Janša(2012)

1h 8min | Documentary, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

In 2007 three artists joined the conservative Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and officially changed their names to that of the leader of that party, the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša. While they renamed themselves for personal reasons, the boundaries between their lives and their art began to merge in numerous and unforeseen ways.

Directed by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša

Post-Socialism+Retro Avantgarde+Irwin(1997)

2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

After the fall of the Berlin wall, much changed in Yugoslavia, that is now ex-Yugoslavia; a post industrial, post modern, post national, post colonial, post structural society, that can be perhaps summarized in the concept of post socialism? The disintegration of the concept of ideology means that notions are no longer clear. Because we think that we are outside an ideological context, but perhaps we ourselves are the centre of the ideology. It is this idea that corresponds with the thoughts about post socialism in the nineties, and probably the post ideological society of late capitalism as well. The end of the ideological period then perhaps seems imminent. These thoughts are considered in this philosophical media reflection, based on documentary fragments, statements by Peter Weibel and Slavoj Zizek and the works of three artists: Mladen Stilinovic (Zagreb), "Kasimir Malevich" (pseudonym, Belgrade) and IRWIN (Ljubljana).

A3 : Apathy, Aids and Antarctica(1995)

10min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A story of fragility, sexuality, monstrosities and geographical confusions. Everything, everywhere is the slogan of the nineties, a confusion of bodies, concepts and strategies, a kind of out of joint situation for the subject. And we find ourselves in all the media, in all the bodies in all the possible spaces at ones, but this deadly dance is not innocent. The video consists of the main part in which wives of the so-called totalitarian leaders as of the Rumanian dictator Cauceuscu (Elena) and of the former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic (Mirjana Milosevic) are forced to dance. Focused on the portrait of Mirjana Milosevic (The story of Mirjana M.) a kitsch melodramatic Balkan saga of power, drama, pop-folk elements and evil/demons is constructed. The apathy of feelings is caught in the dramatic tango that is slowed down for the camera eye.

On the Flies of the Market Place(1999)

8min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Short by Grzinic + Smid.

Luna 10 (The Butterfly Effect of Geography)(1994)

11min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Inserts from neo-avant-garde films by Emir Kusturica, Zivojin Pavlovic and Zelimir Zilnik made in the so-called Yugoslav film period of the 1970s and 1980s are re-read, re-worked, re-coded in a video story contemplating the role of different media in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the time of world internet communications, cyborg stories and world spread computer nets. If it is true that we all part of a giant hypertext, coded by adapted and shortened CD-ROM histories, then why not try to display the video picture as hypertext, as the one which will show the hidden spots of our history and present?

Bilocation(1990)

12min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Bilocation means the residence of the body and soul in two different places at the same time - simultaneously. It is the perfect term for delineating the processes going on in the video medium and for describing the hell and bloody history of Kosovo.

An Ode to the Poet(2001)

1h 41min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Miha, a poet whom no one takes seriously, earns his living by writing cheap advertising slogans. This outsider poet of the new age gets commissioned to write an ode to the famous Slovene poet Preseren, for the occasion of the national celebration, due to the 200th anniversary of Preseren's birth. Who was Preseren, what did he drink and what sort of woman did he like? A comedy can begin.

Directed by Martin Srebotnjak - With Demeter Bitenc, Barbara Cerar, Martin Srebotnjak

Heritage(1984)

1h 49min | Drama

"Heritage" - This three-part historical epic of the lives and misfortunes of the Vrhunc family in the former Yugoslavia is divided into the years of 1914, 1924, and 1944. In 1914, the wealthy Vrhunc patriarch owns valuable land and operates a lucrative mine. He is conservative and wants to hold on to the status quo, and so when the region breaks away from Hapsburg rule, he loses out. His wife, in the meantime, is a tragic figure who has an unhappy solution to her stifling existence with her husband and children. In part II, set in 1924, the fascists and communists are fighting for footholds among the population and in the government, and the Vrhunc family is torn apart because their own allegiances are divided between the two opposing extremes. In part III, the family suffers the most, as Nazi collaborators are rounded up and shot by Partisans, and chaos reigns.

Labyrinth(1993)

12min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

This video dance project is a sort of condensed poetical and cynical look on the situation in the ex-Yugoslav territory. Hysterical and hectic dance movements are put in juxtaposition with surrealistic artificially constructed imageries, based on Magritte's paintings and documentary shoots of the refugee camps, where Bosnian refugees lived in Ljubljana.

Co/Ma(2004)

1h 32min | Documentary
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)

19 filmmakers from ten european countries selected by Mike Figgis for a Masterclass by the European Film Academy come to Slovenia in a challenging mission: to conceive, shoot, complete a 90m feature film in seven days and screen it on the day after in a cinema for the public.

The Springtime Sleep(2014)

20min | Drama

All of a sudden world have become very different for Jasna, or has it always been this way? She doesn't try to find out, she rather lives in now as it is. Doing so she meets a younger boy Pero which she finds a bit shady but cool and together they go on a journey to find out how meaningless is what was and will be.

The Grandmothers of the Revolution(2006)

Slovenian director Petra Seliskar investigates the role of ideology in her personal family history by means of interviews with her paternal grandfather, her Macedonian boyfriend Brand's maternal grandmother and his Cuban grandmother on his father's side. Illustrated by archive footage and home movies, her voice-over describes her family's personal story, Yugoslavia under Tito, and the recent war, accompanied by some particularly shocking footage. The nature shots and the alternation of classical, popular and revolutionary music occasionally lend the stories a light-hearted tone.

Winepires: Blood Toll(2012)

1h 30min | Horror
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Eva's confrontation with the corrupt winemakers' elite, which controls the whole town in conspiracy with mysterious winepires.

Mother Europe(2012)

1h 30min | Documentary

Road trip through the periphery of the EU shows present-day Europe through the eyes of a much-travelled six-year-old, wise beyond his years. A fresh look at this old continent: shooting from the hip and free from sentimentality, young Terra questions the usefulness and purpose of borders.

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